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What is a Tender Boat on a Cruise? What is a Tender Port?
In an ideal world, every cruise ship would be able to tie up to a pier on port calls for easy disembarking. But this just is impossible.
Some ports have shallower or narrow waterways that would make navigation tricky or impossible for passenger ships.
And some cruise ships are too large and have too deep of a draft to access ports that can more easily accommodate smaller vessels.
When docking is not an option for a cruise ship, it will anchor in the deeper water offshore, and use smaller boats, called tenders, to get passengers to and from shore.
The process is also referred to as tendering.